Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Little Fish for Someone Special

A while back my dear bloggy friend Lara sent me a quilt top, two matching fabrics and another matching charm pack.  She was having a clear out and getting rid of things that made her feel guilty.  Oh you know the feeling do you?  Yes, me too.  I told her I would finish the quilt and donate it to a charity.   Well surprise, surprise Lara, it's finally done!!!

And it's so cute too!  I love the Moda Odyssey range of fabrics.  I think a little boy in Christchurch is going to love snuggling up in his new quilt, don't you?

It's not that big, but big enough for a little lad and his teddy.  I'm sure it would look wonderful on a wooden cot too.

I went for wavy quilting lines as I thought it looked suitably sea-like for the little fishes.  A bit of a breakaway from my usual stippling.  Way quicker too, especially as I didn't measure the distance between each line.  It's fairly even I think.

A little label was made on my fab little machine...

and then stitched onto the dotty quilt back.  I really love the backing fabric.  It's just a cheapy from Spotlight but it goes well.  And next week when I meet up with Cat I will pass it onto her, to accompany her to Christchurch. 


Thank you Lara for helping me make this quilt for someone special.  xxx

17 comments:

Miss Holly said...

What a nice job...and going to a place that needs cheering up...I really like the waves for the quilting..well done!

Naturally Carol said...

I am so glad you are sending it there..I was reading a couple of blogs the other day written by residents there and realised they need a lot of lovin' still! Your quilt is delightful..any little boy will be rapt to receive it.

Serenata said...

The quilt is just perfect for a little boy and his teddy. You have done a lovely job Sarah.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

What a win-win situation, a clean closet (and conscience) and someone gets a gorgeous quilt. Well done Lara and Sarah!

Lara said...

Sarah!! This is gorgeous! My oh my I deserve no credit at all. You are amazing! Mwah!!! Love the quilting. Absolutely perfect!! And that label is so sweet. Now you can make that sweet quilt for baby girl #4.

Lululiz said...

It is a gorgeous little quilt and I really admire you for all the work you have done for this cause.

Catherine said...

What a glorious quilt! So pretty! Cx

polkadotpeticoat said...

She will love it! I do and the best part is how you personalized it for her!

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, one little boy or girl is sure gonna love this and possibly treasure for the rest of their lives! You definitely deserve a medal - such patience but also a big heart xx

Squirrelhaus said...

I love it!!! This quilt has such a sweet little story to go with it! Love it!
Chris :o)

Pomona said...

It's a lovely quilt and sure to be much appreciated.

Pomona x

luvinthemommyhood said...

This is gorgeous you did a fabulous job! So pretty!

Carolyn said...

I like the waves for the quilting! Well done!

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'Joyce' said...

Hullo Sarah, oh I have just been catching up on your recent blog posts. We are home now, and I am back visiting all these wonderful blogs again. This quilt is just lovely and again you are such a gem to be making so much for little ones that have lost everything. The colours are beautiful and I do love the wavy fishy lines you have made. Your Meadow quilt fabrics are just lovely and the doilies complete it. Looking forward to seeing this lovely creation put together soon. As for your cleaning, I love that you love natural products also. I do not purchase those stinky chemically expensive products either. Lemon, bi carb soda, vinegar and water rule at our place too, from cleaning bathrooms, to windows, to air freshener, and mopping floors. we use nothing else. Have a wonderful weekend at your place, and its wonderful to be back in touch again.

Anita Meade said...

Sarah, you are just a complete sweetheart - always thinking of others. I admire both your amazing crafty talents and your neverending generosity and kindness. This quilt will bring some little person so much joy and comfort. Well done. xxx

Betty said...

A beautiful quilt, a piece of treasure I think. Bettyx

makeitgiveit said...

Can I just say that one little fish is VERY happy to have a special fishy quilt - thank you thank you!!!! xxxxx